Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking enables you to identify smarter ways of achieving goals - for yourself or for your organisation. During strategic planning, it generates unique business insights and opportunities to create competitive advantage. 

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The Chamber supports strategic thinking  for enterprises by providing access to good practice information, linking members to experts and hosting learning events.



Strategic thinking can be done individually, as well as collaboratively among key people who can positively alter an organization's future. Group strategic thinking may create more value by enabling a proactive and creative dialogue, where individuals gain other people's perspectives on critical and complex issues. This is regarded as a benefit in highly competitive and fast-changing business landscapes. 

Henry Mintzberg wrote in 1994 that strategic thinking is more about synthesis (i.e., "connecting the dots") than analysis (i.e., "finding the dots"). It is about "capturing what the manager learns from all sources (both the soft insights from his or her personal experiences and the experiences of others throughout the organization and the hard data from market research and the like) and then synthesizing that learning into a vision of the direction that the business should pursue." 


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by Forbes
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“You need to be more strategic.” Perhaps you’ve been told this in a performance review. Many of my executive coaching clients have. They’re told that if they want to move up into senior leadership, garner more respect and influence, and manage larger teams, then they have to…
by Harvard Business Publishing
In this course, students will discover that the best way to bring value to any organization, is by analyzing opportunities and problems from a broad perspective.
by Indeed Editorial Team
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Companies value strategic thinking because this skill allows organizations to better improve processes and identify creative solutions to everyday business challenges. Learning the signs that you are a strategic thinker can help you evaluate your own strategic thinking skills.
by University of Stellenbosch Business School
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Jeff Bezos, created Amazon as an online marketplace for books in 1994, but through strategy development and innovative practices, the company is now the world’s largest e-commerce enterprise. So how can strategic thinking help you similarly ‘level up’?
by Udemy
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by Harvard Business Review
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If you believe that strategic thinking is only for senior executives, think again. It can, and must, happen at every level of the organization; it’s one of those unwritten parts of all job descriptions. Once you’ve accepted that it’s part of your job, focus on developing four…
by Creatively Frameworks
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Strategy frameworks are numerous. There is one for any scenario and there’s a chance that selecting one may actually overwhelm someone new to the field. That’s why we have rounded up the most commonly used strategy frameworks from among them to help you select the one that best…
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